The decision

It was decided recently that we would pick up our happy little family and move everyone and all of our stuff back to the farm. My parents are wanting to slow down and do the things they’ve always wanted to do. My wife and I want our kids to grow up on the farm, with space, and with the ability to learn and experience life as we did as children.

This was not an easy decision at all. Angie’s family lives in the Black Hills and we’ve made a pretty darn good life out here for ourselves. But there must be a saying somewhere that if you’re comfortable and happy then it’s time to shake things up. So shake’em up we did.

We have a couple months before the big move day. So there is lots of planning, arranging, packing, moving, cleaning, and deciding to get done before we’re gone. Our house is going to be rented by some relatives so that will calm a little stress. Last night I spent an hour or so packing up things we don’t use or look at on a regular basis. Wow! It’s overwhelming the crap we have and don’t use. It really makes me sad that we or someone spent money and time on all of it and it basically goes to waste. I have nearly a full trailer full of this type of stuff.

We did sort through our book collection and ended up donating 3 bags of books to our local library. I’m sure I can find some other things to donate before we go.

A couple of items that must be done is to finish fixing the sheetrock in the boy’s room and also fix the siding on the house. Those are my 2 must get done items.

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The old farm house we’re moving into should be very nice. It’s old but there will soon be all new flooring and new windows. Rumor has it that there will be an oversized 3 car garage built within the next year and the house will also get some nice new steel siding. The stuff on it currently is probably close to 50 years old and falling off. It’s smaller than what we’re used to at this point but I think it’ll be good for our family.

Proverbs 3:26 – For the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.

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